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Weekly TikTok Picks

Join us each week for our TikTok favorites Admittedly I arrived late to the party. TikTok festivities were in full swing by the time I finally downloaded the app, and after wading through what seemed like endless make-up tutorials, I found the sweet spot. TikTok is sheer genius and not because it gives everyone the opportunity to be a star,

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Columbine® Vineyards Becomes The First Sustainably Grown Certified Table Grapes Producer In The US

The highly regarded certification from SCS Global acknowledges Columbine Vineyard’s dedication to its continued social work, unwavering support for growers and impressive environmental achievements including the conservation of 843 million gallons of water through sustainable farming practices. Columbine Vineyards, producer of the popular Holiday® table grapes in California’s San Joaquin Valley, has now become the first Sustainably Grown Certified table grapes producer in

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A few simple tips to help start your food blog

Have you been thinking about diving into the blogging world? We would love to have you! Lately I’ve been receiving emails from people asking for advice and below are the short and simple tidbits I have to offer. v:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Normal 0 false false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable

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Wine Community Rallies to Provide Aid and Resources to Fire Victims

Wine Industry Organizations Throughout California Form Support Network to Assist Vintners in Three Counties; Leaders Call for National Support SANTA ROSA, Calif. (October 11, 2017)—Wine industry leaders have formed a support network to provide immediate assistance and long-term aid to victims of the fires ravaging Northern California and are calling on the national wine community for additional help.  Organized by

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The Instagram Effect: The Pressure of Perfection How to deal with the self-esteem pitfall after giving birth

Our relationship with social media is definitely a love/hate one. As much as we enjoy seeing what’s up with our friends and our favorite celebrities, its also takes a toll on our self-esteem. New moms see celebrities shedding baby weight within a few weeks; fitness models that further promote their tight abs, cellulite-free, stretchmark-free bodies.  Then you have friends competing

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Christmas at Home: My Adventures in Cookie Land by Paul Rest

Christmas officially began right before or after Thanksgiving. I can’t remember exactly when it began. The “it” being my mother’s cookie making marathon which when it started, went right up to a few days before we celebrated Christmas. It started when she would bring all the cookie tins down from the top shelf in the pantry. These would be washed

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Innovative baskets find foothold in premium oyster farming markets by Andrew Spence

OYSTER baskets that improve farming efficiency while growing a higher quality product are helping an Australian company penetrate international markets. (Text & Video) SEAPA has been making its innovative baskets in Adelaide, South Australia, since 1998 but has doubled its size in the past 12 months on the back of strong sales into the US and France. Originally designed for

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